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Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Partners Blackstone, Carlyle In $5 billion Energy Deal

 Two of America’s largest private equity firms are teaming up with West Africa’s largest industrial conglomerate, Dangote Industries, to invest in Africa.   According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Black Rhino Group, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners and affiliated funds managed by Blackstone Group, is partnering with Dangote Industries, owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

Uganda embarks on distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets to combat malaria

 Why the Mass Distribution of Nets in Uganda is a success story so far? The Ministry of Health in Uganda and its financing partners, have succeeded in distributing Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets to 98% of its districts. This is one of the most costly, most ambitious and most cost effective moves in Health Care and as regards Malaria prevention. Its goal is to achieve what is termed as Universal Coverage to curb the mortality and morbidity.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

UNAIDS, ASLM and Partners Launch Initiative to Improve HIV Diagnostics

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) (http://www.aslm.org) have joined with global partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality HIV treatment services.Partners in the initiative include UNAIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO), the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Build a house in 8 days with precast concrete technology

As Kenya grapples with an acute shortage of housing, entrepreneurs are at the front-line of efforts to provide low cost homes to medium and low-income households. A growing list of builders are now adopting new technologies in building their latest projects. Precast concrete is one such technology that promises to increase the supply of affordable homes in the country. Precast concrete is made by casting concrete on a steel pallet in a.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th August 2014

Akuakare to Participate at the FOODEXPO Africa 2014

 Akuakare Aquaculture Equipment Ltd, Turkeys leading company  in Aquaculture Fisheries & Poultry Equipments is to participate in the FOODEXPO AFRICA 2014, Africas largest international Food, Hospitality & Agriculture trade exhibition is gearing up to feature the latest products, equipment and machinery. It will be held from the 3rd to 5th of October 2014 at the KICC Nairobi, Kenya. Akuakare Aquaculture Equipment Ltd, are.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th August 2014

Tata Power explores Renewable Energy Opportunities in Africa

  Tata Power is looking for expansion opportunities in East Africa. The private power utility has an installed generation capacity of more than 8,580 MW, with around 1,170 MW coming from clean energy sources. Tata Power, Chief — Business Development, India Business & Renewables, Rahul Shah told PTI that the company was looking for opportunities in the renewable energy space, within Africa. Opportunities are being eyed in.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 7th August 2014

Energy Infrastructure Development in East Africa

 Power infrastructure in the East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda is inherently connected to their economic growth. As urbanisation and industrialisation fuel the need for electricity in cities, the demand for electricity in East Africa is expected to grow at approximately 5.3 percent per year until 2020. To meet these requirements, generation capacity would have to increase by 37.7 percent in Uganda, 96.4 percent in.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

East Africa holds major oil and gas opportunities

 East Africa would be the next major oil and gas play on the continent, professional services firm PwC Africa Oil & Gas Advisory senior manager Derek Boulware said  Speaking at the launch of the firm’s 2014 Africa oil and gas review titled ‘On the brink of a boom’, he noted that, while about 15 000 wells had been drilled in West Africa to date, only about 500 had been drilled in East Africa. “There is a.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Obama Announces $33B in Commitments for Africa

 Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships.   The bulk of the commitments came from private-sector companies, including Coca-Cola and General Electric, underscoring Africa's growing appeal to businesses. The continent is home to six of the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Huhtamaki Positive Packaging deal will target Africa and UAE

 Huhtamaki will acquire Positive Packaging for $336m, with the sale expected to be complete by September. The acquisition of the privately owned flexible packaging company includes all nine manufacturing facilities including India, Africa and the UAE and the business will now become part of Huhtamaki’s Flexible Packaging division. Product development Katariina Hietaranta, head of group communications and investor relations,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Dangote Makes Africa's Largest Single Investment In Rice Production

 VENTURES AFRICA – Africa’s richest man and king capitalist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to invest $1 billion (N165 billion) in Nigeria’s commercial rice farming; making it the largest single investment ever made in rice production on the continent.   The investment will see the establishment of two modern integrated rice mills. They will both have the capacity to mill 120,000 Metric Tons of rice.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014

Creation of new jobs and improve competitiveness through development of industrial zones in East Africa

 The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved monetary support to the Government of Kenya effort to create new jobs and increase competitiveness in the light manufacturing sector through the development of industrial zones and enhancing linkages with the local economy.                                          .... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 6th August 2014



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